Mark Poynter

  • Profile: At 45, Mark has newsstand bought comics older than most of the other writers at Nerdbastards in his collection. Growing up nerdy means that Mark remembers things like big floppy disks, bank accounts before ATMs, having VCR parties to record bootleg copies of Anime and BBC TV shows, and when U.S. television only had three channels and required bunny ears to get a clear picture. Years of sitting the nerd sidelines suddenly exploded when asked to write an introduction to an article on Nerdbastards. The rest they say in hushed whispers . . . is history.

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While expected, the announcement for the second season of Netflix‘s Luke Cage is a welcome relief in these days of shows getting dropped out of the blue. There is a season of Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil before we’ll see Luke Cage, but the character could show up in any of those. The big questions now are where will season two take us? (more…)


Supergirl continues to thrive in the CW Superhero lineup and the show’s producers have announced what might be Supergirl’s biggest and most dangerous opponent in the series so far: Mr. Mxyzptlk. That’s right, the master of disaster from the Fifth dimension is making his way onto Supergirl in 2017 and is reported to be appearing in two episodes. Could Mxyzptlk appear in other CW superhero shows? (more…)


We’re getting closer and closer to the first Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer as James Gunn releases a first look at a new alien character from the much-anticipated sequel. Gunn’s Facebook post identifies Stephen Blackehart (Super) who was in Guardians of the Galaxy as the Nowhere Dispatcher. This time though, Blackehart is under a lot more makeup, take a look after the jump. (more…)


(*Insert There can be only one joke here) Now that we’ve got that out-of-the-way, Lionsgate and Summit teamed up back in 2008 to acquire the rights to Highlander with plans to reboot the franchise on the big screen. There have been a number of directors attached to the project like Justin Lin, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, but in a move much like the Highlander plot without all the head chopping off, there can be only one. Dammit, we just couldn’t stay away from that joke could we. THR is reporting that John Wick Co-director Chad Stahelski is now in the Highlander center seat. (more…)


Everyone’s had those moments on the Internet, the “What the @#$% did I just watch!?!” This is your “What the @#$% did I just watch!?!” moment of the day brought to you by Woodrocket, the porn parody site that will make a crappy porn parody of anything. Case in point, there’s a new Power Rangers movie coming out next year, so naturally there should be a new Power Rangers porn parody. Click through to take a look at the slightly NSFW trailer. (more…)

The rumors, or wishes depending on your perception have come true! John Wick co-director David Leitch has signed on to the center chair for Deadpool II. (It’s hard not to add something to that title.. like Deadpool II: If It’s Yellow, Let It Mellow, If It’s Brown, Flush It Down.) It’s hard to imagine a better fit, unless Miller had stayed on, but with his departure over differences in the film’s direction, David Leitch is a good fit. John Wick was exactly what Ryan Reynolds and Fox seem determined to bring through in the second Deadpool movie, low-budget, high action, fantastic humor. (more…)